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3rd Edition of Women Transforming India Awards to be Organized by NITI Aayog

Third edition of Women Transforming India Awards will be organized by Government think- tank NITI Aayog on 16th December 2018.

3rd Edition of Women Transforming India Awards to be Organized by NITI Aayog
  • On this occasion NITI Aayog will also launch the upgraded portal of Women Entrepreneurship Platform.
  • Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu will present the awards to the women.
  • The theme for this year awards is - 'Women and Entrepreneurship' and 15 winners have been selected.

About Women Transforming India Awards:

  • The awards were launched in 2016 to recognize the exceptional women who are working hard and making difference in lives of others.
  • It invites the stories of women entrepreneurs from the country, who are doing innovative work to address the key development challenges and impacting the communities. 
  • The nominations of the awards were opened on the launch of Women Entrepreneurship Platform in March this year.
  • The event will include panel discussions consisting of entrepreneurs, investors, and experts.

About NITI Aayog:

  • National Institution for Transforming India was launched on 1st January 2015 to achieve Sustainable Development Goals and enhance cooperative federalism by increasing involvement of states in the policy making process.
  • The initiative consists of a 5 years road map plan and a 7 years vision, strategy and action plan.
  • NITI Aayog replaced the 65 years old Planning Commission of India.

Functions of NITI Aayog:

  • To enhance the involvement of States in decision making process by fostering cooperative federalism.
  • To promote innovation, knowledge and entrepreneurial support system through a collaborative community of national and international experts.
  • Incorporating National security in economic strategy and policy.
  • To maintain state-of-the-art resource center for best practices in sustainable and equitable development and promote good governance.
  • Formulate the strategies at village level and integrate these at higher levels of government.
  • To work towards the technology up-gradation for implementation of policies.
  • The design framework for strategic and long-term policies and monitor their progress.

Board of NITI Aayog:

  • The board consists of a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Ex-Officio members, Chief Executive Officer, Special Invitees, Full time members and Governing Council.
    • Chairperson - The Prime Minister of India 
    • Vice Chairperson - Rajiv Kumar 
    • Chief Executive Officer - Amitabh Kant
    • Governing Council - All Chief Ministers of States and LG of Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Special Invitees.

Question:

Q. Third edition of Women Transforming India Awards will be organized by which think- tank of the Government on 16th December 2018?
a. NITI Aayog
b. MAHILA Aayog
c. Women's Commission
d. None of the above
3rd Edition of Women Transforming India Awards to be Organized by NITI Aayog 3rd Edition of Women Transforming India Awards to be Organized by NITI Aayog Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on December 17, 2018 Rating: 5

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